Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
president just nominated john brener top counterterrorism adviser to be head of the cia and brennan in a lot of ways has been the guy on drones. he is at the center of the drone policy so on the one hand you are getting a lot of pushback from the left from people opposed to drone use about his nomination. on the other hand, the reporting is from "the washington post" and other places that he actually has been a huge voice of restraint and a voice advocating for moving that program from the cia to the military according to a recent post article. they said that brennan is leading efforts to curtail the cia's primary responsibility for targeting killings over opposition of the agency arguing to focus on intelligence agencies and leave lethal action to the more traditional home in the military where the law requires greater transparency. so, if john brennan is confirmed, it is interesting to see if there's a move to greater transparency and to moving the program from the cia to the military. >> absolutely, yeah. all right. >>> shifting gears a bit here up next the secrets of super achievers.
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
a review. we expect results some point but the state department is going to look and john kerry said yesterday that environmental consequences will be part of that study and in that context, the impact on climate is huge. and of course, we're destroying the forest in canada to get the oil out and take twos 0 three times the carbon to get the crude out of the ground as it does to get conventional oil. doesn't make sense and won't help the country. it's a big profit scheme for big oil. we need to put an end to it. >> bob deans, thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >>> well, it is a good weekend to escape the cold in a cozy movie theater. up next, the man behind one of this weekend's big openers. director and producer taylor hackford joins us to talk about "parker." ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male a
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm EST
levin, lamar alexander, chuck schumer, john mccain, ben cardin, the people that worked on this along with the leaders so i wouldn't judge it to be a failed -- failure just yet. >> i want to pull out the lens a little bit. we have an asymmetrical problem and we have the senate and congress, as well. do you agree with that conception? >> no. i absolutely agree with that conception. and it's in the epilogue of my book. i think norm and tom are right that it's the movement of the republicans to the right, and frankly, i believe that the obstruction strategy followed by the senate republicans for the last four years and particularly during the national economic crisis was absolutely the wrong thing for the country. fortunately, i think it turned out to be the wrong thing for them, as well. >> ira, while we're dishing out advice for republicans, let's look at senate democrats for a second. they haven't passed a budget since 2009 and "the washington post" has a piece out right now sort of trying to address why that may be. an answer they give is a budget isn't actually necessary. two, democ